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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Desperate Measures

posted by on October 29 at 10:26 AM

Republican Liddy Dole is the wife of Bob Dole—Dole was the John McCain of the ‘96 presidential election, for you youngsters—and a Senator from North Carolina. She’s up for reelection this year and she’s trailing in the polls. Dole’s Democratic opponent, Kay Hagan, is a Sunday school teacher and an elder in her Presbyterian church. So what does Dole accuse Hagan of being? Naturally Dole accuses Hagan of being a “godless American,” an atheist who’s taking “Godless money.” Hagan’s got a secret Godless agenda, says Dole.

Hagan, like a modern Democrat, hits back hard:

Furious about a new political ad in North Carolina that suggests she’s “godless,” state Sen. Kay Hagan said she’d seek a cease-and-desist order against U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole’s campaign if the television spot isn’t pulled in the next 24 hours…. Her campaign said they’d delivered letters to Dole’s Raleigh and Salisbury offices and her Washington, D.C., home giving the campaign 24 hours to pull the ad before they took legal recourse in court.

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This is the sort of thing that we need see happen again and again. For every single deceitful attack that the Republicans launch, the Democrats need to forcefully refute all the lies with simple, plain spoken responses--backed by the force of law, as in this case. This is the sort of nonsense that they're down to. Did you guys see what they did to Al Franken, accusing him of endorsing rape?

Posted by Joe | October 29, 2008 10:35 AM

isn't it libby dole? as in "elizabeth"?

Posted by rosemary | October 29, 2008 10:36 AM

I grew up in Jesse Helms-land. Anything goes in NC, and I think Dole could actually win the election this way. Hagan should show some outrage, specifically swear that she loves Jesus, and then quote some scripture about bearing false witness. IMO.

Posted by Cyclist | October 29, 2008 10:45 AM

OT, but what just happened with the Slog format? It's now really hard to read.

Posted by genevieve | October 29, 2008 10:46 AM

It works-- even if it's pulled off the air, it is getting tons of press.

Posted by AJ | October 29, 2008 10:47 AM

Yeah, when Republicans lie, definitely quote the commandment about bearing false witness. That always works.

Posted by elenchos | October 29, 2008 10:48 AM

@2--No. It's Liddy.

What's striking to me is how different Senator Dole looks since she's had all that surgery on her face. She looks like a different person.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 29, 2008 10:54 AM

Good. Fry that fucking cuntess Dole bitch. Toss in the impotent hubby as well. I hate these lying sacks of fucking shit. May they all die horrible, agonizing deaths.

Posted by Ugh | October 29, 2008 10:55 AM

#8 - oh so rude and stupid

Bob Dole is another war hero - sure just bellow and cavort in silly cynical garbble about the old guy.

You are sickening and maybe dangerous in your unhinged state.

Posted by Arthur | October 29, 2008 11:09 AM

Hagan can really win this, she's been running a great campaign, and Dole is clearly getting desperate. But Hagan's lead is not yet a comfy one -If people are looking for races to support across the country - give to Hagan, for sure. She's stellar, and it is incredible that NC is going this way!

Posted by Emma | October 29, 2008 11:13 AM


Oh boo hoo, "I signed up for army and killed a bunch of foreigners. This is somehow honorable and glorious, thus everyone should have to kowtow to me for the rest of my life. NO ONE CAN CRITICIZE ME! I AM A WAR HERO!"

Fuck you, douche.

Posted by Ugh | October 29, 2008 11:25 AM

it's a christ-off!

fuck em both.

Posted by max solomon | October 29, 2008 11:28 AM
Posted by Gordon | October 29, 2008 11:36 AM

She should add a suit for libel as well since this could result in demonstrable harm.

Posted by inkweary | October 29, 2008 11:42 AM

My NC family has already voted AGAINST Mrs. Dole in early voting! Hooray!

Posted by nipper | October 29, 2008 11:43 AM

A "godless American"? I'm rather surprised she conceded Hagan was even American.

Posted by RS | October 29, 2008 11:45 AM

I used to have some respect for Elizabeth Dole. Back when she was Transportation Secretary, she was the one responsible for the additional brake light at the top of every car's rear window (or on the trunk, or wherever) so the people behind you can tell the difference between brakes and a turn signal.

I'm sorry she's sold her soul; but I'm glad that selling her soul isn't helping her in her campaign.

Posted by Bruce | October 29, 2008 11:48 AM

These last days of Republican desperation remind me, ironically, of the last chapters of "Atlas Shrugged," when the sinister commie thugs push aside the well-meaning left-wingers who unwittingly ushered them in. Except now we have hate-filled right-wing thugs taking over from the better-groomed conservatives who ceded control in their Satanic pact to retain power.

Posted by wow | October 29, 2008 11:54 AM

#11 - boy ugh sure fits your posts

WOW, HOW FUCKING STUPID CAN YOU BE?? Even for an ignorant high school drop out nit wit.

Dole was in WW II - fighting the German Nazi takeover of the world. You know, mass murder, torture, medical experiments, killing Jews, gays, and millions of others in camps - those Facist pig Nazi people - Get a life, you silly name calling piece of shit.

Douche is what you need - for the brain.

Would help you to finish high school.

Posted by Arthur | October 29, 2008 12:23 PM

# 14

there exists no libel in an American political campaign - you may lie with impunity - litigated many time to high courts

Posted by Adam | October 29, 2008 12:26 PM


Aww, hey Grandpa! Remember the 40's? They were 60 years ago.

I still fail to see the moral clarity behind killing people so that they won't kill others. Sounds to me like it's just trading one life for another one. BOB DOLE, WHAT A HERO! HE IS ABOVE CRITICISM FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY!!! (And apparently so is his wife, who was actually the one I originally wrote about. What the fuck does Bob Dole's military service have anything to do with Elizabeth Dole? Nothing, much like the content of your little 'posts.' Time for your early round of Bingo before 5pm bedtime, Gramps.)

Posted by Ugh | October 29, 2008 12:55 PM

@19, plenty of assholes, liars, and crooks went to war against Nazi Germany. You'd have to be a monumental asshole or Nazi yourself not to.

that's like saying since I didn't trip that blind guy walking down the sidewalk, I'm some sort of super-civilian.

Posted by rococo | October 29, 2008 1:06 PM

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